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Andre Agassi

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Andre Kirk Agassi is a retired American professional tennis player and former world no. 1. Generally considered by critics and fellow players to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Agassi has been called the best service returner in the history of the game.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

At 34, he became the second-oldest singles champion in Cincinnati tournament history (the tournament began in 1899), surpassed only by Ken Rosewall, who won the title in 1970 at age 35. … Read More
1979 9 Years Old In a passage from the book Open, Agassi details how his father made him play a match for money with football legend Jim Brown, in 1979, when Agassi was 9 years old. … Read More

TEENAGE

1987 17 Years Old …  He won his first top-level singles title in 1987 at the Sul American Open in Itaparica and ended the year ranked world no. 25.
He won six additional tournaments in 1988 (Memphis, U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Forest Hills WCT, Stuttgart Outdoor, Volvo International and Livingston Open), and, by December of that year, he had surpassed US$1 million in career prize money after playing in just 43 tournaments—the fastest anyone in history had reached that level. … Read More

TWENTIES

1990 - 1991 4 More Events
Agassi's Grand Slam tournament breakthrough came at Wimbledon, not at the French Open or the US Open, where he had previously enjoyed success. In 1992, he defeated Goran Ivanišević in a five-set final. … Read More
1993 - 1994 3 More Events
In 1995, Agassi shaved his balding head, breaking with his old "image is everything" style.
1996 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In singles tennis, Agassi is an eight-time Grand Slam champion and a 1996 Olympic gold medalist, as well as finishing runner-up in seven other Grand Slam tournaments.
1997 was the low point of Agassi's career. … Read More
1998 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1998, Agassi began a rigorous conditioning program and worked his way back up the rankings by playing in Challenger Series tournaments, a circuit for pro players ranked outside the world's top 50. … Read More
Agassi entered the history books in 1999 when he came back from two sets to love down to beat Andrei Medvedev in a five-set French Open final, becoming, at the time, only the fifth male player (joining Rod Laver, Fred Perry, Roy Emerson and Don Budge—these have since been joined by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic) to win all four Grand Slam singles titles during his career. … Read More

THIRTIES

2000 - 2002 6 More Events
In 2003, Agassi won the eighth (and final) Grand Slam title of his career at the Australian Open, where he beat Rainer Schüttler in straight sets in the final. … Read More
2004 34 Years Old In 2004, Agassi began the year with a five-set loss in the semifinals of the Australian Open to Marat Safin; the loss ended Agassi's 26-match winning streak at the event, a record that still stands. … Read More
Agassi's 2005 began with a quarterfinal loss to Federer at the Australian Open. … Read More
2006 - 2007 3 More Events
He played World Team Tennis for the Philadelphia Freedoms in the summer of 2009.

FORTIES

2010 40 Years Old On September 1, 2010, when he appeared on daily WNYC public radio program "The Brian Lehrer Show," he stated that he is a registered Independent. … Read More
2013 43 Years Old In September 2013, the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education formed a partnership with V20 Foods to launch Box Budd!es, a line of kids' healthy snacks. … Read More
The series and Agassi came back to action in 2014. … Read More
2015 45 Years Old 1 More Event
During the Open Era, Agassi is the first male player to win 4 Australian Open titles and those were an Open Era record until Novak Djokovic won his 5th title on February 1, 2015. … Read More
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